Windows 10 Enterprise getting "InPrivate Desktop" sandbox

  By Thom Holwerda - Posted on 2018-08-09 21:23:22 UTC at http://OSNews.com

A recent Windows 10 Insider Feedback Hub quest revealed that Microsoft is developing a new throwaway sandboxed desktop feature called "InPrivate Desktop" [https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-enterprise-getting-inprivate-desktop-sandboxed-execution-feature/]. This feature will allow administrators to run untrusted executables in a secure sandbox without fear that it can make any changes to the operating system or system's files.

"InPrivate Desktop (Preview) provides admins a way to launch a throwaway sandbox for secure, one-time execution of untrusted software," the Feedback Hub questions explains. "This is basically an in-box, speedy VM that is recycled when you close the app!"

This is the obvious way in which Microsoft could isolate any legacy Win32 applications in future non-Win32 versions of Windows.

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